Juggling job hunting with caring responsibilities and a house move was a huge challenge for Tracey. But with help from the Restart Scheme, she has started a new job in care after two years unemployed.
When Maria* was referred onto the Restart Scheme, her confidence and self-esteem were at an all-time low following an abusive relationship. She had previously given up work to look after her three children but was now ready to find a job and build a future for her family.
Having secured work almost immediately once he’d been referred to the Restart Scheme, Justin explains, “I had spent a couple of years out of work and was having no luck even securing a job interview. It was disheartening especially as the media were reporting record job opportunities.
Lauren’s* self-confidence and trust in her ability to find work had been eroded when she experienced domestic violence in her homelife. And despite having a level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, she felt her skillsets were outdated because she wasn’t confident using IT.